#Psychology

Creative Play: How To Stimulate Little Imaginations In A BIG Way!

Debbie Hulme | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents
Debbie Hulme

You may have heard the term creative play and wondered why exactly it's deemed so important. Creative play, in which children use their imagination rather than direct instructions, has a key role in many aspects of development.

Power Snapping: The Psychology Of The Brexit Election

Karen Woodall | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics
Karen Woodall

Ms May as our mother figure has given us the power to decide, she has made it clear it is our responsibility not hers. On a psychological level it is a master stroke leaving us with the decisions to make not her. The ball is now in our court, what we do next will affect generations to come.

Prince Harry Discusses 'Total Chaos' Of Losing His Mother For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK

Prince Harry has talked publicly for the first time about the mental health struggles he faced following his mother’s death in the hope it will help...

It's National Humour Month - What Makes Laughter The Best Medicine?

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

The saying goes that laughter is the best medicine and there's no denying the fact that our spirits lift when we smile or laugh. But why exactly is it so therapeutic and what can we do to make sure humour remains a constant component of our everyday lives?

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents

As parents, all we want for our children is for them to grow up happy. Compared to this one ultimate goal, others pale into insignificance. It doesn...

Why Dating Apps Are Not Solving Your Love Life

Ales Zivkovic | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ales Zivkovic

So why do dating sites keep failing to meet a lot of users' satisfaction? Why aren't they getting people what they are really looking for? Without really assuming a lot of people do not even know what they are looking for--and putting aside the dissatisfaction arising from the actual overflow of sites and apps is itself a problem--the search for the right app still remains.

This Tiny Implant Uses Electrical Impulses To Stop You Snoring

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech

Snoring is a nightly frustration for sufferers and their partners. But for some, it can also be a symptom of a more serious condition. Sleep apnoea af...

Why 'Once A Cheater Always A Cheater' May Be True, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When someone’s been unfaithful, the saying “once a cheater, always a cheater” often rears its ugly head, but is there any truth to it? A study h...

Scientists Want Us All To Start Napping More And We're Totally On Board

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

“Nappiness” could become the new watchword for improving our sense of wellbeing, new research suggests. Scientists have discovered a surprising li...

Five Ways To Manage Anxiety In The Workplace

Marianne Stenger | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Pixabay.com Have you ever turned down a promotion or other important career opportunity because it involved public speaking or travelling to another...

The Different Masks That We Wear

Marcus Brown | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself; everyone else is taken." Although it's a great idea to just be ourself, one of our greatest fears is to show our true ...

When The World Ends This Is Probably What You'll Be Doing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

For anyone who lived through the millennium and survived the Y2K bug (the original anti-climax), you might feel like you already know what you’d do ...

The Dark Side Of A Life Of Travel

Chloe Gunning | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

With this unconventional career comes a life of clichés. I've 'found' myself... several times in fact. I've learned to appreciate those 'little things', and a few big ones too. I've had more life changing experiences in the past two years than the previous 29 put together.

Teaching Toddlers Manners

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents

Good manners are simply a way of making the people around you feel noticed and at ease. Good manners aren’t about the correct way to eat peas, howev...

The Psychology Of Sentimental Items And How To Let Go Of Them

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

One of the biggest barriers many people experience when transitioning into a minimalist lifestyle is letting go of sentimental items. We all have the...

Hacking; The Threat That Isn't Going Away

Thomas Fischer | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Thomas Fischer

We'll be OK, right? Wrong. Like it or not, the threat is all around us. And growing. It's no longer the isolated, odd geek in his bedroom who lives on a diet of pizza and computer code. Today, it's about power and money with both things driving an explosion in the number of active hackers.

Wave Goodbye To Self-Criticism And Say Hello To Compassion

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

There's a deeply entrenched belief that you need to be self-critical if you want to work hard or do well. That you have to suffer to succeed and without self-criticism you might become complacent or put in less effort.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Claiming Holocaust Was An 'Inside Job' Found At Sussex Uni

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Anti-Semitic graffiti claiming the Holocaust was an “inside job” was discovered at the University of Sussex shortly after it hosted Israel Aparthe...

Dad Shares Harrowing Photos Of Daughter's Dying Moments In Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A father has shared heartbreaking images of his teenage daughter just moments before her life support system was switched off in a bid to end online b...

Violent Video Games 'Don't Have A Long-Term Impact On Aggression'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech

The debate about whether violent video games make people aggressive has raged since the dawn of gaming itself. But with first-person shooters becoming...

24 Stone Woman Loses Half Her Weight After Spine Became 'Too Weak To Support Body

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman lost 165lbs (11.7 stone) naturally after obesity nearly broke her back. Lisa Monachos, 31,weighed 340lbs (24.2 stone) and hit 59% body fat aft...

Caffeine Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Breakthrough

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Caffeine may boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a new study. But before you start guzzling coffee like there...

How Instagram Could Help People Fight Depression

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

We often hear about how social media is linked to loneliness. Only this week, American psychologists warned that many sites designed to bring people t...

The BBC Reported 100 Sexual Images Of Children To Facebook, It Removed Just 18

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

Facebook has come under severe criticism after it “failed” to remove sexual pictures of underage children, and then promptly reported the journali...

11 Things You Only Get Asked As The Parent Of An Only Child

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents

It is a truth universally accepted in the parenting world, that unless you have 2.4 children or more running around your house, people will always be ...